Directors-cut / 09.01.2014

Finally magaed to complete most of the editing process with the help and support of Jeremy. Still a few tweeks to make but the essence is there. Also worked out where various actions take place around the site and sorted musical moments. So excited by...

Directors-cut / 11.12.2013

It's all getting very real now as I visited the site, Harehope Quaryy, to have a meeting with Jill Essam. Dates for the production are now finalised (13th/14th Sept and 20/21st). Now I just have to try to edit the play!! Oh and pray for...

Directors-cut / 14.11.2013

Jeremy, Alan and I spent the morning trying to get votes from the Weardale folk in order to be part of WAAP funding - unfortunately The Tempest was 2 votes short!...

Directors-cut / 29.09.2013

Final day and started with a brilliant movement workshop - learnt some much which I know I can pass on. Great confident feeling now. After another wonderful lunch went to the final workshop - Voice and Text in "The Swan Theatre"!! So I have performed Shakespeare...

Directors-cut / 28.09.2013

So first proper day today. Arrived at the theatre and met up with all the other participants, some of whom I had spoken to last night. Had an introduction to the weekend and then straight into first workshop of "Working with Actors". This was led...

Directors-cut / 27.09.2013

I arrived in Stratford tonight and went to meet up with fellow directors at "The Dirty Duck". Was slightly overwhelmed by the fact that most of them appeared to have directed a Shakespeare before. Returned to my sister's, where I am staying, glass of wine...

Directors-cut / 12.09.2013

Today I was chosen to be the director of The Tempest in our Open Stages project; which means that I will be going to Stratford Upon Avon to work with the RSC....

Directors-cut / 01.01.1970

So it's the new year and I have just attended another mentoring session in Manchester but this time I took 3 of the Dramadale group as actors. Today we worked on a specific piece of text ( from Midsummer Night's Dream). We looked at starting...